PLANET DOG FOUNDATION RAISES FUNDS FOR RESCUE DOGS IN HAITI                               Joanne Woodward Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation will Match PDF Gift.

WHAT: The Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), Planet Dog’s non-profit arm that specializes in grant funding for programs that work with dogs to help people in need, has established a fundraising program to make an emergency donation to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. The donation will help support the efforts of their teams currently active in Haiti.

All donations(up to $1,500.00) made to the Planet Dog Foundation to help support the work of the life-saving dogs in the Haiti Rescue effort will be match by the Planet Dog Foundation. Joanne Woodward Newman and Newman’s Foundation will then match PDF’s total contribution to the National Disaster  Search Dog Foundation.

To learn more about the work these incredible dogs and see daily updates on their successes on the ground in Haiti, visit:

WHEN:  The fundraising drive ends on February 8th. PDF will send the donation to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation on February 10th. Joanne Woodward and Newman’s Own Foundation will match the PDF gift on February 15th.

HOW: Donations can be made at Planet Dog Company Store located at 211 Marginal Way, Portland, Maine, or by mailed to PDF , 49 York Street, Portland, ME 04101 along with the PDF donation form  found online from Donors should indicate the gift for the  Matching Grant  Program for Haiti.

WHO: Planet  Dog, Portland-based designer, developer and retailer of award-winning and socially responsible products for dogs , is proud to donate 2% of every sale to the Planet Dog Foundation(PDF). PDF provides cash grants to non-profit programs throughout the country that train, place and support dogs who help people in need. Since 2006, PDF has given away more than a half a million dollars in cash grants and in-kind product donations.

For more information:

Katie LeBel, (207) 563.7695 , Kristen Smith, (207) 761.1515,